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Racing Team Nederland Announces Michelin Endurance Cup Schedule for 2022

Job van Uitert during practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Racing Team Nederland announced Thursday (Dec. 2) that they will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP2 class in the four Michelin Endurance Cup races in 2022.  Team owner Frits van Eerd will be joined by Giedo van der Garde and Dylan Murry in the four endurance events.  In addition, INDYCAR driver Rinus VeeKay …

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Helio Castroneves Expands Duties At Meyer Shank Racing In 2022

2021 IndyCar Indianapolis Helio Castroneves Matt Fraver INDYCAR Media

(Photo: Matt Fraver/INDYCAR Media)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Thursday (Nov. 18) that Helio Castroneves will be expanding his duties with the Pataskala, Oh.-based organization.  In addition to running full-time in the NTT IndyCar Series for the team, he will serve as the team’s endurance driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Castroneves will officially replace his 2022 …

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Tom Blomqvist Joins Meyer Shank Racing For 2022

Tom Blomqvist after winning the GT Le Mans pole for the Road Race Showcase at Road America, 8/3/2019 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Meyer Shank Racing has wasted no time in filling their remaining full-time spot for 2022.  After announcing that Oliver Jarvis will drive for the team full-time in 2022 on Tuesday, the team announced Wednesday that the other full-time seat will be filled by Tom Blomqvist.  Together, Blomqvist and Jarvis replace 2021 full-time drivers Dane Cameron …

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Oliver Jarvis Moves To Meyer Shank Racing in 2022

2019 Mid Ohio IWSC Oliver Jarvis Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Tuesday (Nov. 16) that Oliver Jarvis will drive the team’s No. 60 Acura ARX-05 full-time in 2022.  While the team technically didn’t announce who he will be replacing, he is only the first driver that the team has announced for their upcoming final campaign with the ARX-05. “I am …

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Mazda Motorsports Recovers To Win Motul Petit Le Mans

Mazda Motorsports' Harry Tincknell, Jonathan Bomarito and Oliver Jarvis celebrate their victory in the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell recovered from a spark plug issue.  From there, the team used cautions to gain back three laps and ran down Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr late.  Tincknell passed Nasr entering turn 7 with 22 minutes to go to take the lead.  From there, Tincknell was able to deftly …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

Felipe Nasr during WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole Friday (Nov. 12) for the 24th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans with a lap at 133.143 mph. It is the No. 31 team’s fifth pole of 2021. “It took me a while [for the pole] to sink in just because there is so much …

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Wright Motorsports Wins FOX Factory 120; Jan Heylen Wins Championship

Jan Heylen and Ryan Hardwick celebrate their victory in the Michelin Pilot Challenge FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/12/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen took the lead Friday afternoon (Nov. 12) with 21 minutes to go when Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss and Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen collided in the chicane while racing for the lead.  From there, Heylen held off a charging Scott Andrews to win the FOX Factory 120 at Michelin …

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Patrick Long To Step Away From Full-Time Racing After 2021

Patrick Long leans against his Porsche 911 GT3 R at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA

BRASELTON, Ga. – Patrick Long, the only American Porsche factory driver, announced Thursday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta that he will be stepping away from full-time competition at the end of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  With his racing reduced in 2022, Long will transition into a couple of new roles with Porsche …

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Mazda’s Harry Tincknell Quickest in Road Atlanta WeatherTech Practices

Harry Tincknell during Practice No. 2 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 2.54-mile course at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Thursday (Nov. 11) for three scheduled practice sessions.  At the end of the day, Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest with a lap at 131.842 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session held under gray …

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